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Ameliorate Student Teacher Relationship through Spirituality

International Journal of Trend in Scientific
Research and Development (IJTSRD)
International Open Access Journal
ISSN No: 2456 - 6470 | www.ijtsrd.com | Volume - 2 | Issue – 2
Ameliorate Student-Teacher
Teacher Relationship through
hrough Spirituality
Dr. Aina Arora
Assistant Professor
Gulzar Group of Institutes, Khanna, Punjab, India
Teachers are the role models of the students. To
provide quality education is the great responsibility of
a teacher. They not only guide them in their studies
but in all round development and even in shaping
their career. Students expect a lot from their tteachers.
Due to change in the system of the society, education
system is also changing. Some new trends are into
existence. The relationship between teacher and a
student has taken a drastic turn. It is deteriorating day
by day. This chaos in the relationship
hip is not one sided
but is occurring due to the flaws that have been into
the presence at both the sides. In earlier times such
scenario was not there. Students used to respect their
teachers and teachers were completely devoted
towards their duty. The education
ucation was carried out
under the shade of trees. Guru- Shishya relation was
pious. This bounding was made possible because
there was a spiritual environment all around. Crime
rate was also up to its minimal level that too because
of the moral ethics withinn the students and teachers as
well. To curb this problem one needs to have a deep
insight of both the perspectives and it can be curtailed
with the support of spirituality.
institutions are not unaffected by these changes.
Especially the pious student--teacher relationship has
gone under tremendous change. A teacher in primitive
times was considered ‘guru’, a person who not only
enlightens the lives of his pupils or
o ‘shishya but also
embodiments the ethicss and values that a pupil wishes
to assimilate. A guru was considered a person who
used to infuse great ideology and strengthens the
walls of belief, thought, and above allall wisdom. In
real sense a real teacher is the
he one who lends a proper
culture and set of values to his students. Teacher’s
teachings encompass all spheres of life and impart
universal principles taking into consideration all
religions which weave the entire fabric of our life. In
olden times, teacherr student relationship used to sum
up total devotion, awe, respect and adoration. This
relationship has considered as the most sustainable
and has acquired supreme position. So, there is an
hour to have a brief overview of this deterioration
situation which
h needs to be rectified.
Keywords: Education, Spiritual,
relationship and management
Young and inexperienced teachers who are new to the
profession try to prove that they have a good contact
with students so they become too friendly with them.
They make an effort to gain
ain approval and acceptance
from student ultimately leading to poor classroom
management. The whole class scenario is disturbed by
a single shameless act by the teacher’s side. Students
loose respect for them and ultimately step down to an
unacceptable behavior. Nowadays there is a new trend
of posting homework and assignments through social
media; even this facility is either misused by a teacher
or a student by sending improper messages to each
Nowadays the news of bad reputation of either a
teacher or a student is always in the air. As said
change is the law of nature so changes are inevitable
no matter whatever field of life it may bbe. These
changes are increasing day by day and they have
taken hold of all spheres of life. Educational
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other as there is no supervision over social media.
They rather than making use of the innovations are
making it a curse on the society
Students nowadays have rightly or wrongly assumed
that teachers don’t care about them and have no
interest in their career or their studies. Whether they
pass or fail in their examinations is none of a teacher’s
business. Students’ trust in their teachers is shackled
down and sometimes they seek extra help from
somewhere else. Students become uncooperative and
start misbehaving in their classrooms.
News about teachers and students being involved in
physical relationship is at the hike. Most of the cases
end up in the criminal cases where legal actions are
taken against either of the side. Students have become
so violating that they even charge a case against the
teachers if they slap a child even if it is just a sort of
pat at the back. They even forget that like parents
their teachers too have a kind of right on them , they
can slap them with a supportive gesture too.
“A child teaches itself. But you can help it to go
forward in its own way. What you can do, is not of the
positive nature, but of the negative. You can take
away the obstacles, but knowledge comes out of its
own nature. Loosen the soil a little, so that it may
come out easily. Put a hedge round it; see that it is not
killed by anything, and there your work stops. You
cannot do anything else. The rest is manifestation
from within its own nature” - Swami Vivekanandaji
This vary thought is missing today. A teacher should
implement it. He should focus on the negative aspect
of the student. His task is improving the student’s
personality not to kill it through insensible means.
Spirituality can teach a lot to the human beings .It can
open a new and transformed gateway for every
individual. The teachings from spiritual books or by
spiritual personalities can bring a revolution to the
existing scenario. In this world of fret-fume and trialtribulation, spirituality can put a peaceful hand forth.
Every person whether a teacher or a student has to
face the result of his actions. He is responsible for his
destiny. If teacher and student are facing the problem
of relationship today than that is created by them only
and they can only uproot it. Buddha ji said:
“Every human being is the author of his own health or
Spirituality opens the door to positive thinking.
Spiritualism’s main focus is to promote an
individual’s personal experience with God and when
you are connected with God, you cannot attempt any
wrong deed in life. God is the ultimate reality. When
such concepts are made clearer to the students and
teachers, may be they can divert their bad mindset to
the path of honesty and righteousness. It teaches the
man to stay calm and quiet. It gives the lesson of
meditation. Religious books can help to soothe the
behavior of mankind. Spiritual teachings can
transform a person’s personality. It can teach him that
your spirit is all that is going to remain the same at the
end of this life on other hand the body is destructive.
We all have a lot to do with our body only; we are
less bothered about the nourishment of our soul. One
should know the actual reality. Students should be
taught the lesson of respect and gratefulness. They
should be made understood that their teachers are just
like their parents and same should be made clear to
teachers that the students are not less than kids.
Actually this whole world has become chaotic. We all
need some stability in our lives in all the spheres.
Spiritualism can boost our lost moral character. The
chapters about old classroom teachings should be
made available in the libraries of educational
institutions. The students should inculcate a sort of
true finding for his life builder in the guise of a
teacher and teacher should try to set example for the
other teachers.
Upanishads teaches us that we all are born one single
God and all beings will merge at the time of complete
dissolution of the universe. To quote:
(Taitariya Upanishad)
Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, "I am the ultimate
goal of the all the souls. I am their protector. I grace
them with divine knowledge and love. I am their
loving supreme God. I am the observer of the actions
of the souls. All the souls reside in Me; I am their
ultimate refuge when they humbly surrender to Me."
(Bhagavad Gita, 9/18)
Every human being in this universe is boosting about
himself. A teacher is proud to be a teacher and a
student feels he is giving fees for whatever he is
gaining from the teacher. This quote can remind them
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that there is nothing above God in this world that one
should be proud of. He is observing the actions of all
single being. One should mend his tasks. There is
no one who can teach anybody. The teacher spoils
everything by thinking that he is teaching. Thus
Vedanta says that within man is all knowledge—
even in a boy it is so—and it requires only an
awakening, and that much is the work of a teacher.
On the other hand students have forgotten the
human values and respect for teachers. They should
remind of the thoughts like:
“Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vissnnur-Gururdevo
Gurureva Param Brahma Tasmai Shrii-Gurave
- Guru StotraIt means that the Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu,
the Guru Deva is Maheswara (Shiva),
The Guru is Verily the Para-Brahman (Supreme
Brahman); Salutations to that Guru. They should take
their teacher as their God rather than misbehaving
with them.
Spirituality can really improve the above stated
scenario. The students should be taught chapters on
spirituality. Though Spiritual or moral education is the
part of syllabus at elementary level but actually it
should be made mandatory through all course work. It
is not that it should be one of those subjects to be
tested out through examination system but its
practical knowledge should be imparted. At least one
lecture in a week can be given to the students and
there could be open discussions where student teacher
relationship could be tied in a spiritual knot. This will
add such a moment in student’s institutional activity
that will only focus on the problems to be solved out
if that occurs at any end and even both can relax and
have a deep insight into the religious, spiritual and
moral thoughts. Thoughts of every students and
teacher should be welcomed. This may put an end to
the mess created in the world between student and
teacher relationship. Government should even plan
campaigns that carry on spiritual events. Social
medial should promote spiritual thoughts. Such
activities can bring a sound relationship of teacherstudent into existence. When this relationship is
improved the rest of the relationships on the earth can
be improved itself.
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